First it was Ponderosa, then Ryan's, then Old Country Buffet, then Fire Mountain to close their doors in the Lansing Area, leaving buffet lovers with limited options of non-American mass feeding troughs. Well, fellow bargain binge belly busters, someone has been listening to our grumbling stomachs.

WILX.com reports that Golden Corral signs have been placed on the former Ryan's/Fire Mountain site on Elmwood Drive in Delta Township!! Hiring signs are posted, but there is no indication of an opening date. This will be the chain's first Mid-Michigan location.

Golden Corral follows suit of fellow southern food chain Chick-Fil-A, targeting Lansing's west side for its first area store. The Chick-Fil-A restaurant opened last month. Fire Mountain closed the Elmwood store last March.